Fulham owner removes Michael Jackson statue from stadium front

Fulham owner removes Michael Jackson statue from stadium front

By Evan Hilbert | CBSSports.com

The statue of Michael Jackson, before its removal.
The statue of Michael Jackson, before its removal. (Getty Images)

A statue of Michael Jackson was removed Wednesday from the front of Fulham's stadium in west London.

Shad Khan, the team's owner since July, ordered that the statue of the late pop star be removed because "our supporters' views on the statue have been made clear" and that it "is the right thing for Fulham," according to the Associated Press.

Khan also owns the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Jackson's statue had been in front of the stadium, Craven Cottage, for over two years. It will be returned to the team's former owner Mohammed Al Fayed, who was a friend of the King of Pop.

Jackson died in 2009.

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